Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday afternoon that more than 1.1 million electric customers had lost power because of Hurricane Ian — and the number is expected to grow.

Disaster Assistance Resources Available for Residents Impacted By Hurricane Ian

Hillsborough County residents impacted by Hurricane Ian are eligible for individual disaster assistance through FEMA.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County residents impacted by Hurricane Ian are eligible for individual disaster assistance through FEMA.

Residents can easily access federal disaster assistance through the FEMA mobile app available in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

The app allows residents to upload and share photos of damage, access local resources, and toggle between English and Spanish. Assistance can also be requested by filling out an online questionnaire and aid application at DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 1-800-462-7585).

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Those with access to the Internet are encouraged to apply online.

For more information, here is a link to FEMA’s fact sheet with details on the Individuals and Households Program as well as information in several languages of how FEMA can help residents and their families after a disaster.

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